Interview with SESSIONS Set and Costume Designer

Ahead of Paines Plough’s latest touring show SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick coming to South Hill Park on Wed 27 Oct, the company took a few moments to speak with the show’s designer, Anna Reid, to find out about her work, what it takes to create the look of a Paines...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Fri 8 Oct Join us for a walk or tai-chi session in South Hill Park's beautiful grounds, Bracknell. Tai Chi: 11am-12noon Walk: 12.30-13.15pm Join us for an optional tea or coffee, cake and a chat to find out more about local mental health...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s next production Road

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's next production Road, by Jim Cartwright on Mon 27 Sept 7.30pm, and Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm. They will be group auditions, nothing to prepare. The company are looking for 7 actors most of whom will multi role. The performance...

Shrek 2022 Auditions

We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical - coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022! If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that's guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here. Auditions...

RARE Productions Hairspray Auditions

Visiting company RARE Productions will hold open auditions for their production of Hairspray at South Hill Park from Thu 3 - Sat 5 Feb 2022. Auditions will take place at South Hill Park on Tue 5 & Sat 9 Oct and are open for anyone aged 8-21yrs. Audition event...

Excellent results for South Hill Park’s LAMDA students

Eleven learners took their LAMDA exams at South Hill Park this summer under the tuition of Mark Hooper (Director of Learning, Participation and Community Engagement). The learners (10 Grade 8 & 1 Grade 1) had their exams cancelled at the start of the pandemic and...

Bracknell resident completes 500km run for South Hill Park Trust appeal

On 12 June 2020 Bracknell Forest resident David Baker pledged to run 500km in aid of South Hill Park Trust’s major public fundraising campaign following the potentially devastating impact of Covid-19. On Saturday 12 June 2021 David will complete this mammoth feet at...

An acting debut in Rope 2021

Gordon Vince, who will make his acting debut in the Studio Theatre Company’s 50th show celebration performance of Rope from Wed 23 – Sun 26 June, has shared with us what made him want to audition, what audiences can look forward to, and some behind the scenes...

Live events return to the Wilde

‘The social distancing at this was amazing; lines and rows of seats physically removed to keep all groups apart with a fantastic one-way system and oodles of sanitiser everywhere. It was lovely to support a local production and the cast were insanely good.’ – Louise,...

Calling all 8-18yr olds to audition for this year’s Pantomime, Cinderella (2021)

Panto Auditions – Junior Ensemble Want to be in panto? Oh yes, you do! Audition for South HiIl Park’s in-house pantomime production this Christmas Cinderella (Fri 26 Nov 2021 – Mon 3 Jan 2022). We are looking for 30 young performers who can dance, sing and act to form...



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Bracknell Festival FAQ

Bracknell Festival 2016 – Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Bracknell Festival 2016’s ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page.

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about Festivals here at South Hill Park. We’ve tried to make the list as exhaustive as possible, but if you have a burning question that we haven’t answered please let us know on the form below. We’ll update this page as required.

Where is the festival?

Bracknell Festival 2016 is held in the rear grounds of South Hill Park Arts Centre. If using a sat nav please use RG12 7PA and follow event signage and marshals.

How do I get in to the festival?

There will be sign posted entry points to the festival. South Hill Park Mansion will be closed to the public and entry to the festival will not be possible through the mansion house or theatre.

Ticket holders will exchange their ticket for a wristband at the entrance to the arena. The festival site is self contained with toilets, food and drink all inside. Please note ID will be checked upon arrival.

Can I get tickets on the day?

Yes, if we haven’t sold out! Tickets will be available from our Box Office staff who will be stationed at the entry points to the festival. Please follow signage and staff instructions. You can pay by cash only. On the day prices are £30 for adults, £8 for 6-17 year olds. Under 5s go free.

PLEASE NOTE:  All available ticket offers that have been running prior to the day of the event, i.e. e+ card offers, are not valid on the day and are only available up until close of Box Office at 8pm on Friday 29 July 2016.

I’ve ordered tickets online – can I collect them from South Hill Park?

South Hill Park Mansion and main Box Office will be closed on Saturday 30 July. Any pre-purchased tickets will be available to collect from one clearly sign posted entry point on the day, or from the Box Office in the weeks leading up to the festival. Please note the last ticket collection date will be Friday 29th July at 8pm.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

It won’t be permitted to bring any drinks into the festival. Although we don’t feel it necessary for people to bring picnics with them, as there will be a large variety of food stalls to enjoy on the day, we understand that some people may have certain dietary requirements, so food will be permitted. We have taken on board comments from customers who attended last year’s Party at the Park, and have significantly increased our provisions. We reserve the right to confiscate food and drink at entry points.

What else can / can’t bring?

Low backed chairs and picnic rugs are welcome. Please do not bring BBQs or gazeebos on site. Dogs are not allowed, except Guide Dogs.

Drugs and Legal Highs

We have a robust zero tolerance approach across the site to illegal drugs and legal highs. No illegal or legal highs of any sort are permitted to be brought into the event or to be sold within the festival site and should any person be found to be doing so they would be ejected from the site. Police will be called in all circumstances.

What are the timings?

Gates open at 11.30am on Saturday with music starting from midday and finishing approximately 9pm. The site must be vacated by 10pm.

Can I park on site?

Festival parking is £5 for the day. Our main car park will be closed to patrons throughout the event. We are offering parking on the field to the front of South Hill Park Mansion, and these must be booked and paid for in advance. Cars only, no vans. Parking tickets can be purchased from the Bracknell Festival page of our website or from our Box Office. Under no circumstances should visitors park in local residential areas or along the main road outside. Marshals will be in attendance. Parking must be pre-booked and cannot be paid for on the day. Please follow signage and marshals. Please ensure you plan your journey in advance.

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Please note: 

  • Car park is under joint management with Bracknell Town Council.
  • BTC reserve the right to close the car park in adverse weather conditions.
  • Parking is at owner’s own risk.
  • Festival parking will be open from 10.30am
  • The car-park must be cleared by 11pm.

Is the festival disabled friendly?

Yes, the field is flat with good access and there are disabled toilets.

Limited disabled parking available close to site. This must be booked in advance through our Box Office along with a valid blue badge reference. Blue badges must be displayed on the day.

Are there cash points on site?

There will be a single cash point on site. There are also cash machines at Sainsbury’s (a 10 minute walk from South Hill Park). Many of the traders will not accept cards so please bring cash with you.

Is there security on site?

Yes, throughout the day so please work with them to make Bracknell Festival 2016 a safe and happy environment for all. They will remove any trouble makers so please be on your best behaviour!

What if it rains?

The festival will continue should the weather be bad. As this is a completely outdoor event please dress appropriately and bring plenty of sun cream in the event of hot weather.

How do I contact the festival on the day?

South Hill Park Arts Centre’s main telephone line will be manned on the day from 10am-8pm and is your port of call for enquiries. Alternatively email or follow us on Facebook for updates during the day.

Will there be entertainment for children?

Yes, there will be a dedicated children’s area with FREE entertainment, including circus workshops. There will also be paid for activities including bouncy castles and face painting.

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